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the remainder of the day-a new and holy that has within it a spring of feeling, tie seemed added to their former bonds; a ever to get indifferent to flowers, sweet seriousness, by no means allied to provided only it acts towards them sadness, sat on the face of the younger ; in a spirit of appropriating love. “I whilst smiles, as of welcome to new, bless

can conceive, says our amiable ings and enlarged affections, illumined the

friend,“ a possibility, that being concountenance of the elder, who were both

stantly surrounded by a variety of still under nineteen-most elegant and

fine fowers, in the garden, in the accomplished young women, moving in

greenhouse, and in every part of the the first circles of society. I am well aware, that all high-wrought emotions, dwelling-house, which no one seems however pure and exalted, must subside;

to regard, which are tended and wabut they leave, like the rose, a fragrance tered by servants, and of which she when their bloom is faded ; and I am

knows not, perhaps, half-a-dozen justified in believing, that these sisters

even by name,-may render a young played their next duet together, contrived lady careless, and altogether indiffera new 'dress for their mother, or engaged

ent about them, who, under other in any of the common occupations of life,

circumstances, would have shewn a with increased attachment and more live

taste for their beauties, and an inclily interests, in consequence of the sympa-. nation for their culture. A different thy in devotional feelings they had expe- disposition might be otherwise inrienced for, and with, each other.” fluenced by the same habits; and

The next article is entitled the might imbibe a taste for seeing, rearFlorist—and is adorned with a great and intimate familiarity with their

ing, or studying them, by her long number of the most beautiful plants, exquisitely cut in wood. Indeed, that“ familiarity begets contempt”

beauty and fragrance.'

Too true, what plants are not most beautiful ?” All young ladies should be bo

a maxim we never liked, often as we tanists. That study takes them out

used to put it into round-text under into the open air-and gives them

our writing-master. Familiarity pro

duces that effect only among conall clear complexions. What a shame -What a sin, to know nothing of the temptible people; but who could in sweet names and the sweet natures

his or her heart feel contempt for

the daisy of the lovely existences, scattered round our feet ! No need to be look « Sweet flower, whose home is every ing up always to heaven-let our where?” eyes be fixed often on the earth. Is not the earth all one garden ? and

But neglect or indifference is nearly may not every girl be a Proserpine thy of our love ; and we are all, alas!

as sinful as contempt of things wornow-a-days, without danger of being guilty every hour we breathe of such carried off by Pluto ? Some bright base ingratitude. Suppose a young Apollo will, perhaps, become enamoured of the

fair Flora ; but he will lady turning up her nose at flowers, woo her reverently in the shade,

if they were rotten eggs ? Or

and ere her gathered

garland withers, be crushing them as if they were eggtransformed before her eyes into

shells ? Would she not by such an Hymen. All hearts love flowers ;

act shew, that there would be no but the understanding heart loves soathsome weed away," without ha

great harm “ in flinging her like a them far more deeply, and feels the ving taken the trouble of previously silent leaf-language through all its hieroglyphics. The study of flowers

rifling all her sweetness ?” is, of all studies of Nature's works, “ Should a young lady profess a total the most feminine. What exquisite disregard of flowers, I should yet be untenderness may be shewn in their willing to admit that she was incapable care! For are not blossoms like but of feeling their sweet influence, though terflies—and regarding them, may

circumstances might have rendered her we not say with Wordsworth of Em

insensible to them; and should be inclined meline

to propose to her a few questions, by way

of ascertaining the cause of so (as it would “ She-God love her fear'd to brush

seem to me) uvfeminine an insensibility. The dust from off their wings.'

I would ask her, If she had ever, during

her infancy or childhood, been permitted It is scarcely possible for any heart to run, sit, walk, or gather wild-flowers

as

in the green meadows? If she had ever Some other of the lilies shew well, side by waded, breast high, in the long grass, to side, with this white one : that fine red gather buttercups and sorrel ? If she had lily, called Jacobea, ( Amaryllis formosiserer filled her frock with daisies, priding sima, fig. 3,) for instance. The lilies are herself in finding the reddest lipped? If a noble family, and splendid in their ata she had ever pelted her young companions tire. We see them glowing in the most with balls, made on the instant, with dazzling colours-crimson, vermilion, and fresh-gathered cowslips, or slily adorned fire-colour; some dropped with gold; all them with cleavers, (Galium Aparine, large, rich, and elegant; yet we doom the fig. 2,) and laughed to see their repeated rest of these fine flowers to oblivion, in ly vain endeavours to escape from their favour of the white lilies. Though no tenacious hold? If she had been permitted flowers boast of finer, and of a greater all these sports, and yet loved not these variety of colours, we persist in considerpretty toys of her childhood, I should, in- ing them as emblems of the very perfection deed, fear that her distaste were a deti of whiteness and purity. It is remarkciency of taste in general. I should con able, that with the exception of these brijecture, that she who loved not the love- dal flowers, the lilies are particularly Iy dress and various ornaments in which warm-coloured: they affect no pale pinks, Nature and the Seasons are attired, would blues, or lemon-colours,—but be it red, have little relish for the delightful scenery blue, or yellow, assume each hue in all its of Spenser ; that she who failed to trea strength and power. The white lily has sure up these early associations of inno some colour, just enough to make it apcent pleasures, would but ill appreciate pear the whiter : the six large golden anthe human sympathies of Shakspeare." thers play in the centre like flame in a

It has been observed It is not, however, recommended lamp of alabaster.

of flowers, that many of the more fragrant by our judicious author, that a young lady should handle the spade and dig homeliest plumage are mostly gifted with

are the least handsome ; as birds of the up the earth like an Irishman; or that

the sweetest song ; but the white lily has she should purchase dung, preside

a perfume equal to its beauty.” over compost, and be initiated into all the mysteries of manure. But she

Our author is equally good upon may sow the seeds in the fit season; roses and many other flowers. His transplant, trim, and train; overlook love of them is sincere and deep; sun and shade; and be herself the and he betrays his familiar knowNaiad of the garden fountain. A ledge of all he speaks of in fond and garden, quoth our friend prettily, affectionate phrases, warmed and affords many light and graceful oc tinged by his innocent passion. Here cupations to a young lady; as the

is a pretty little anecdote for virgins. removal of decayed leaves and flowers

“I remember somewhere to have read -raising and tying up roses, or other

a story of a youth, who hesitating in his Aowers, bending beneath the weight choice between two young ladies, by both of their own beauty-training the of whom he was beloved, was brought to convolvulus, sweet-pea, or other light a decision by means of a rose. It hapclimbers to their frames or lattices; pened one day, as all the three were wanuprooting the lighter weeds; and in dering in a garden, that one of the girls, some few instances, lightening them in a haste to pluck a new-blown rose, of their superfluous blossoms; or wounded her finger with a thorn : it bled preserving strength to the roots, by freely; and, applying the petals of a white removing the flowers ere their seed rose to the wound, she said, smilingly, ‘I be ripened. But we must give a am a second Venus; I have dyed the white larger extract.

rose red.' At that moment they heard a

scream ; and fearing the other young lady, “Oh! those beautiful white lilies are

who had loitered behind, had met with out! How elegant is their form! How

some accident, hastened back to assist her. pure their whiteness! How delicate their

The fair one's scream had been called forth texture! How majestic their height! by no worse an accident than had befallen This is the flower of Juno ; and is, per, her companion. She had angrily thrown haps, the only one that could have saved

away the offending flower, and made so that jealous goddess from grudging to Ve- pertinacious and fretful a lamentation over nas the possession

her wounded finger, that the youth, after o the rose, full-lipp'd and warm,

a little reflection, resolved on a speedy Round about whose riper form,

union with the least handsome, but more Her slender virgin train are seen, In their close-fit caps of green,

amiable, of the two young friends. Hap

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would it be for many a kind-hearted friend. Were I condemned to an eternal woman, did she know by what seeming residence in the metropolis, the sweetest trifles the affection of those whom she jasmin, the finest moss-rose, the noblest loves, may be confirmed or alienated for camellia, the rarest, handsomest, and ever!"

most odorous of exotics, would have less We are so fond of seeing ourselves

val ue in my eyes, than a common field-in MS. and in print-that we are

daisy ; and a pot of these, when in Lon

don, I generally contrive to have, countchary of extract. We do not wish to have our lustre as reviewer eclip- count his guineas. The pretty heath

ing the coming buds as a miser would sed by that of the reviewed. Yet this is not so bad as the same thing in con

bell (campanula, fig. 30) is also a favou

rite; some young botanists are puzzled versation. In a party of flesh-and- by the specific name, rotundifolia, which blood people sitting at a mahogany is applied to it—the upper leaves being table, each individual is as well en linear, and the lower decaying very early ; titled to let out his share of articulate but if several be drawn up by the root, sounds, as to take in his share of some will be found to retain the lower edible substances; and you may as leaves, which answer to the appellation, reasonably help yourself with your To those who study plants botanically, own spoon out of my plate of York the rearing of them has an additional shire pudding, or whip off my glass charm: it gives us an opportunity of obof Rhenish, as take the English or serving them in every stage of their Scotch words out of my mouth, and growth, and seeing the changes made in seal my lips in silence for the rest of wild plants by cultivation. If a plant the evening. Were you an S. T. Cole prove handsomer than we had reason to ridge, you might perhaps be suffered anticipate, it seems to reflect a sort of to monopolize that trade which alone

credit on ourselves, which heightens our ought to be free; but instead of a

sense of its beauty.” Phænix, you happen to be a goose

The next two hundred pages are and nature abhors an eternal quack occupied by animated treatises, full as she does a vacuum. You roar

of very accurate details, on Mineraland you reason, till we, who

have long ogy, Conchology, Entomology, and been dumb, envy the lot of the deaf, Ornithology. Shells, minerals, insects, and sigh for an Asylum. But now for and birds are described both popuan extract.

larly and scientifically; and the young

lady who is up to these five articles “A very pretty flower garden may be (the Florist included), will have no formed of native plants only. When contemptible knowledge of natural living in the country, I have frequently history, and be prepared to protransplanted roots from the neighbouring lanes and meadows; some into the open

ceed to the study of more complete garden, others into the house, as a re

and difficult works. Painting, Musource when weather-bound. To those

sic, Dancing, are all treated after the who reside in London, and love the coun

same fashion, in separate articles; try, there is a charm in our native plants

and so is Riding and Archery-female that is wanting to exotics, however beauti- accomplishments all and none more ful; they are associated with a variety of healthful and graceful than the lastrural objects; and bring before the ima- Hygeia being sister to Maid Marian, gination, the fields, woods, hhls, and dales, and Apollo brother to Robin Hood. where they were taken. A bunch of Besides these interesting and usewild-flowers is a gallery of landscapes : ful articles, there are four entitled daisies and buttercups represent fields and the Toilet, the Escritoire, Embroimeadows ; germander, speedwell, herb dery, and the Ornamental Artist. Robert, and hawthorn, are thick bushy Let us take a glance at the Toilet: hedges, and grassy banks; blue-bells and primroses are shady woods; the water “ It will be a laudable ambition in her violet and yellow iris, are standing pools ; to curb those excesses of each revolving the marsh marigold is a running brook ; mode,' with which she is in some measure and the forget-me-not, a gentle river ; obliged to comply; to aim at grace and the blue-bottle and corn-champion, are delicacy rather than richness of dress; to fields of rising corn; and the delicate sacrifice exuberance of ornament (which vervain is a neighbouring village. Some is never becoming to the young) wherflowers, by association, take the form of ever it is possible, to an admirable neatmills or hay-stacks : and I have known ness, equally distant from the prim and them even to portray the features of a the negligent; to learn the valuable art

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of imparting a charm to the most simple arbitress of taste? We differ from article of dress, by its proper adjustment Lord Byron, who said, to the person, and by its harmonious blending, or agreeably contrasting, with “ Now, on my soul, I hate a dumpy wothe other portions of the attire. It is a

man.” truth which should ever be borne in mind, You may, indeed, so intensify to your that a higher order of taste is often dis- imagination the meaning of “dumpy," played, and a better effect produced, by a that neck and legs, and every thing paucity or total absence of ornament, than but face and body are lost; and you by the most profuse and splendid decorations."

see, in your mind's eye, only a smi

ling waddle of female fatness. But That is sound doctrine. A discreet, that is not fair ; and you might as but not a servile, observance of fa- well spindle up a tall woman inshion is then inculcated, and all to a May-pole, all one thinness from young ladies warned against ex

ankle to collar-bone. Place the two tremes. It is rash to adopt every

together-each at her very worstnew style immediately as it appears; and, for our single selves, we prefer for many novelties in dress prove

the dumpy woman. unsuccessful, being abandoned be.

Dress a dumpy woman, then, as a fore even the first faint impression dumpy woman ought to be dressed, they produce is worn off; and a lady, according to the first great principle it is well observed, can scarcely look of dress-adaptation—and you tenmuch more absurd than in a depart- derly squeeze the hand of a very ed fashion, which, even during its comely body-with a bosom white as brief existence, never attained a mo- a drift of snow. How, indeed, a derate share of popularity. It seems dumpy woman ought to be dressto be a fancy of her own. She is ed is another-guess matter; but we thought to be self-willed at all times; may answer the question so far by when the wind is due east-mad. negatives. She must not have on her

On the other hand, they who cau- head a cap two feet high; for then, tiously abstain from a too early

adop- besides that men are afraid of catchtion of novelty, often fall into the op- ing a tartar, instead of thereby addposite fault

ing two feet to her stature, she takes

two off, and thus measures to the eye “ of becoming its proselytes at the eleventh exactly two feet on her high-heeled hour. They afford, in autumn, a post-obit shoes. But such cap extends her reminiscence to their acquaintance of the laterally beyond all customary or fashions which were popular in the prece- reasonable bounds and you wonder ding spring.. Such persons Jabour under how she got in at a drawing-room the farther disadvantage of falling into each door of the usual dimensions. Her succeeding mode when time and circum- neck being short by hypothesis, stances have defamed and degraded it from Dumpy ought not to wear a necklace • its high and palmy state;' they do not of great breadth, if for no other reacopy it in its original purity, but with all

son than that it gives the spectators the deteriorating additions which are

pain to see jaw-bone and collar-bone heaped upon it subsequent to its invention. However beautiful it may be, a fashion suffering under the same instrument rarely exists in its pristine state of ex

of torture. Neither ought our fat cellence long after it has become popular: upon her shoulders; for she ought to

friend to heap a quantity of drapery Its aberrations from the perfect are exaggerated at each remove; and if its form be remember that they are already in in some measure preserved, iti s displayed the immediate neighbourhood of her in unsuitable colours, or translated into

cars; and that her car-rings (which, inserior materials, until the original de- by the way, had better be left at sign becomes so vulgarised as to disgust.” home) will be lost in the muslin.

Nothing more perplexing to a natuThe great first principle of dress ralist than the apparent union of the is-adaptation. Fashion imperious- head-gear and the shoulders of somely upsets it, and reduces half her thing in white. Six flounces on such subjects to dowdies. For what but a figure ought assuredly not to be; a dowdy can a dumpy woman be, for supposing all our negatives to be condemned to dress in a mode espe- affirmatives, and a dumpy woman to cially invented for some tall, slender dress herself against us by the rul:

one.

of contraries, and who could tell the hair be dressed in a style inconsistent whether she were a dumpy,a dowdie, with the character of the face, according or a dodo?

to those canons of criticism which are Taste and judgment are apt to ge

founded upon the principles of a sure and bewildered in-hair. What must a correct taste, snd established by the opi. young lady do who has a head of it pions of the most renowned painters and fiery-red? Why, she must take a sculptors in every highly-civilized nation lesson from the sun behind a cloud. for ages past. Let her cover it partly with some

Young ladies ought never to wear eclipsing net-work, that subdues the

air, or many colour down to that of the coat of the many flowers in their captain who whirls her in the waltz. leaves, whatever be the fashion. if By such judicious treatment, and a bud, it should just peep out, now

and then, while the lovely wearer, by gown of corresponding and congenial hue, red hair may be tamed ringlets to some pleasant whisper ;

with a light laugh, sweetly waves her down into what, by courtesy, may

if a full-blown rose, let it—as ye hope be called a bright auburn. A fair skin and a sweet smile aid the de

to be happily married—be a white

York for the hair, Lancaster lusion-if delusion it be-thus Da

for the bosom. nish locks do execution and the “ Lass wi' the gowden hair” is by have a very simple, very elegant,

We are partial to pearls. They many thought the beauty of the night. very graceful, very innocent look; But,

with a certain pure, pale, poetical “whatever be the reigning mode, and gleam about them, that sets the imahowever beautiful a fine head of hair may gination dimly a-dream of merbe esteemed, those who are short in sta maids and sea-nymphs gliding by ture, or small in features, should never in- moonlight along the yellow sands. dulge in a profuse display of their tresses, Be that as it may, we are partial to if they would, in the one case, avoid the appearance of dwarfishness and unnatural pearls, even though they be but paste size of the head; and, in the other, of ma

-provided all the rest of the fair king the face seem less than it actually

is, creature's adornments be chaste and and thus causing what is thereby petite cheap, and especially if you know to appear insignificant. If the hair be that her parents are not rich,—that closely dressed by others, those who have she is a nurse to several small sisters, round or broad faces should, nevertheless, and that her brothers are breeding continue to wear drooping clusters of up to the army, navy, bar, and church. curls; and, although it be customary to Nothing in art more beautiful than part the hair in the centre, the division -Lace! should be made on one side if it grow low

6 A web of woven air !" on the forehead, and beautifully high on the temples; but, if the hair be too distant as it has been charmingly called by from the eyebrows, it should be parted one who knows how to let it float only in the middle, where it is generally charmingly over brow or bosom. lower than at the sides ; whatever tempt- How perfectly simple it always seems, ations Fashion may offer to the contrary. even in its utmost richness! So does As it would be in bad taste for a fair

a web of dew veiling a lily or a rose! young lady, who is rather short in stature,

It imparts delicacy to the delicate however pretty she way be, if irregular forehead, from whose ample gleam as well as petite in her features, to take

it receives a more softening fineness for a model in the arrangement of her hair, a cast of a Greek head ; so also

in return; it alone seems privileged, would it, for one whose features are large,

in its exquisite tenuity, to float to fritter away her hair—which ought to

over the virgin bosom, whose mobe kept, as much as possible, in masses of ring beauty it veils, without hiding, large curls, so as to subdue, or at least

from Love's unprofaning eyes! arrange with her features into such thin

So much-yet but little, indeedand meagre ringlets as we have seen trick

for head and breast. The whole ling, “few and far between,' down the figure has yet to be arrayed; but has white brow of a portrait done in the days old Christopher Nortli become a of our First King Charles. There are tirewoman, even to his own Theobut few heads which possess, in a suffi

dora: What then ? Corporealcient degree, the power to defy the impu- spiritual -Oh! heaven! and oh! tation of looking absurd, or inelegant, if earth! which is which, asketh some

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